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Chance to fly BG DC-10 on Special flight!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:04 pm

Dear folks,

I am very keen on flying the DC-10 again. I sent an email to Biman if they would be able to book for a Scenic Flight during the transfer of one of its DC-10 to the US?'

Do you think we would get at least 200 people together from either Manchester or Dublin (or anywhere else in Europe) for a 1 hour Scenic Flight ? How much would you pay? Will advise you when I got the quote and if it is possible !

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:09 pm

Dc10s and scenic flying eh? Sounds good but you have a mountain to climb to get them to agree.....
 
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Chance to fly BG DC-10 on Special flight!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:24 pm

I don't want to dampen your creative ideas, but I want to add that the UK CAA might not be too happy with Biman selling tickets on a DC-10 flight starting and ending in the UK.
You should realize there's also a limited crowd of about 50 people who usually join on weird/last/rare flights, and only when you manage to get an intensive PR coverage via or with the current pleasure flying groups and aviation magazines. Only if you manage to get the price per seat at or below about 150 GBP you can attract a local crowd who is not necessairily into the BG DC-10 but just want a fun afternoon flight with the family.
I'd definitely join but would prefer when there's also an option to join on DAC-MAN, MAN-SEA or both flights which BG might sell directly.
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Chance to fly BG DC-10 on Special flight!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:27 pm

Sounds very interesting.
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:53 pm

Hi folks,

I got an reply from the CEO of Biman within an hour and he is very pleased to offer such a tour.

They will lock into the exact day as soon as Boeing confirms the delivery of their final B-777-300ER. It will take place in February and btw as this plane is flying via Manchester or Birmingham (according to BG) anyway a charter flight of 1 hour should not be the problem for the CAA if the plane is allowed to fly scheduled to the UK and then charter to the US anyway.

The prices will be around 150 Euros / 130 Pounds (depends on the seating) . I will keep you posted. Just post me if you are interested so I can proof that there is an interest at all.

I myself would aready book 5 seats !  
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Chance to fly BG DC-10 on Special flight!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Even though I've flown on Biman's DC-10 before so it's not on my (rust) bucket list any more, I'd happily join the pleasure flight you're proposing. The inbound from Bangladesh and the outbound to Seattle, as mentioned in the other thread, are too much for me time and money wise, but a 1hr flight in the UK is just fine. It would have to be on a Saturday though, but I assume this goes for most other participants as well.

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 4):
I myself would aready book 5 seats !

Ok, deal! So you get a 5 seat middle block!  

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:31 pm

I'll dig into my rainy day fund if it means flying the DC-10! Count me in!!!!!

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:40 pm

Count me surerly in

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:56 pm

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:57 pm

Just got an answer from BIMAN again: They are looking if it would be possible to do that flight and for which cost ! We need about 200 Pax for with special flight !

I'll keep you posted !

P.S. if you are seriously interested please drop a line here so I can keep counting. Will contact you guys then as soon as the date is set up !
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:01 pm

I am also interested!
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:03 pm

Count me in too please !
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:12 pm

I am interested too, but it depends on the date, might have work/other trips planned.
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Im interested too if dates work out fine ( weekend would be definitely better)

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 9):
P.S. if you are seriously interested please drop a line here so I can keep counting. Will contact you guys then as soon as the date is set up !

I'm in, if it is on a Saturday. Any other day would work for locals, but probably not many flying in from other countries.

If Biman only knew how easily they could sell hundreds of these seats if they made additional stops at Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich on the way... assuming they actually make a profit on these kinds of flights. I'm pretty sure a number of people (even beyond the airline community) would do it for nostalgia's sake, kind of like in the mid 2000s when Airevents.de chartered the Iran Air 747-100 and 747SP out of Cologne. They sure filled the plane. Maybe you could ask them to help market the flight. I'm sure they would join in.

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RE: Chance To Fly BG DC-10 On Special Flight!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:40 pm

I'm up for this, subject to the dates in Feb, and I know 5-10 people that would be up for this too. Much cheaper than flying half way around the world on the DC-10, though admittedly not as cool!
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:47 pm

If you manage to pull that off I would be in for sure! I am very sure at least 2 friends of mine would also go and 2 more with a 75% chance.
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:03 pm

As long as the date works out for me I would be very interested to take a seat.
Can't pass up on a chance like this interesting Airline/Aircraft combination.

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:24 pm

I'm interested  

I wouldn't mind flying with BG DC10 again, although a weekend would be much much preferred though!
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:47 pm

I'm in for sure!

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:50 pm

Interested! Count me in to 90%. (I have a three day conference in February, but I am in on the other 25 days.)


Edit/p.s. If you organize this event and it really happens I would be very thankful to get a private message as I can't check the forum on a daily basis. But I'll try to check for any updates every few days.

[Edited 2013-10-22 12:58:02]
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:02 pm

I am interested and would definitely join the tour, if the date permits. Please consider me.

Thank you very much.

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Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:18 pm

I´m in !
Will do the Seattle flight if they get permission to sell tickets, but I´ll support this great initiative as well.
 
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Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:27 pm

I will make sure to join such a flight!
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RE: Chance To Fly BG DC-10 On Special Flight!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:41 pm

I would certainly be interested in such a flight, although I could not commit for sure until dates are fixed.
 
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RE: Chance To Fly BG DC-10 On Special Flight!

Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:58 am

If the days work out with my schedule, I might be able to make it also. The UK's high taxes for nonrevvers is the only damper!
 
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:46 am

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 4):
The prices will be around 150 Euros / 130 Pounds (depends on the seating) . I will keep you posted. Just post me if you are interested so I can proof that there is an interest at all.

Count me in!!!!!!!   

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RE: Chance To Fly BG DC-10 On Special Flight!

Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:09 am

Depending on the date, I'm also interested! It would have to be a saturday, as some others also said.
 
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:26 am

Likewise, you have one more interested party.

Fingers crossed for BHX over MAN, though!

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:33 am

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 9):
if you are seriously interested please drop a line here so I can keep counting.

Good on you for trying to set this up. I'm definitely up for it, assuming the price remains in the vicinity of what you mentioned, and depending exact date.

Regards
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[Edited 2013-10-23 02:35:04]
 
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:11 am

UPDATE:

I did inform Biman that the flight should be operating on a Saturday or Sunday. Most likely out of Manchester or Birmingham (all depending on Slots, Operations etc.).

To get an overview how many people would like to go, drop me a line on my personal email adress with your name and how many tickets you are interested in so they know how many flights they will do (up to 3 possible) !

Email: [email protected]

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:55 pm

Definitely in for this one - let me know how the arrangements go.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:49 pm

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 30):

Weekdays will be fine as well, just get us on that plane!! I'll send you an email shortly.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 32):
Weekdays will be fine as well, just get us on that plane!! I'll send you an email shortly.

Well, I think there'll be quite a few people, who won't be able to participate, if it's taking place on a weekday (me included). It'll be much easier to get the 200 required persons together, if the flight is on a weekend.
 
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:59 pm

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 33):

Of course I realize that. But with a situation like this we can hardly make demands towards BG. If their ferry flight will be on a weekday you can't expect them to hold the aircraft there for the weekend. And I am convinced those 200 seats will be booked even if it's on a weekday.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 30):

Patrick you're a Star   Will send you an email shortly, thanks a lot for your efforts !
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:14 am

Hi DC-10 guys,

I am having about 100 People who are intersted at this point . Please spreed the news. We need about 200 PAX to get it to happen. Most likely the flight will operate on a Weekend so most people can come! I am also working on getting some discount with a major low cost carrier to get us in cheap also a hotel (depends where it will happen) !!!!

Working on it! Bookings will made via the Biman Bangladesh Webside ... more information will follow !

WAIT FOR UPDATES !  
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:09 pm

Thank you very much for the idea and the work you've already put in! Since it's in February, I suppose that I ought to be able to plan and budget for this.
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 36):

Do we have to make the bookings ourselves through BG's website?  
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi folks,

I am working together with BG to make it happen, they will set up a booking engine, more info regarding Timing, Departure Airport and Prices will follow soon! I do have request for about 135 seats for now, we need about 200 so keep signing up . Sent me an email to my personal email and I will put you down that you are interested !

More info to follow soon!

Looking forward to meet so many Anetters on one special flight !

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Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:54 am

Too bad I have already booked my flight to England for April!!!! Had this message come last week it would have been a different story... as always, always late to the game.. 
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RE: Chance To Fly BG DC-10 On Special Flight!

Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:59 am

I've sent you an E-mail aswell; my attendance will depend on the date of the flight, since I've already made some plans for February.

[Edited 2013-10-25 04:00:46]
 
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:16 pm

Yup...I'm interested! Email sent.
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:38 pm

I'm interested and would like to know more when possible.
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Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:11 am

Hola!

I would like to fly the BG DC-10 on this special ocasion. That is a great idea and love to come.

I am a little tight with dates but it might fit in, especially if it is a weekend.

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Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:20 pm

I would also be interested
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Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:39 am

This is going to be great!
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Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:18 pm

UPDATE *** UPDATE *** UPDATE *** UPDATE ****

Hi Guys,

just to let you know that the Departure Airport will be announced at the end of November or 1st week of December!

After Boeing has released the delivery date for the last 777 for Biman we will find out the Date for this special flight(s)

Currently there are about 280 people on my list interested for this flight, if it hits 300 then a second flight will be added.

Flights will be bookable on the Biman webpage. Everybody who got register via my email ([email protected]) will be informed about the prices and are eligible to book first (before anybody else).

As I will be on vacation from October 31st - November 18 (Transatlantic Cruise) my wifi will be limited so don't worry if you won't hear from me until then! I will keep you updated with NEWS as I am in direct contact with the CEO of BG.

Looking forward to get the DC-10 flight up in the air and to meet lots of you airline netters !

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RE: Chance To Fly BG DC-10 On Special Flight!

Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:23 pm

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 47):

Awesome! and already 280 people WOW!!

               please let it be on a weekend...

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 47):
I am in direct contact with the CEO of BG.

Nice!

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Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:42 pm

Quoting delta777jet (Reply 47):

Alright thanks a lot! I may just have to hug you if this flight will happen!!   

Brgds,

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